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Lesson 183-Valentine III

07-14-2010 16:18 BJT

Cam:  Wo ai Yajie, and wo ai Chinese Studio.  Welcome to the show everyone, wo shi Cam.
YJ:  And wo shi Yajie.  I see you are using your Valentine’s Words already!
Cam: I sure am… but want to learn some more!

Key words of the day
Chocolate. 巧克力  roses. 玫瑰花 candy 糖果. perfume, 香水. Valentine’s Card. 情人节卡片.  I’m taking you out for a candlelight dinner. 我请你吃烛光晚餐. All in today’s Chinese Studio.

Cam:  Yajie, we’ve learned a lot to do with Valentine’s Day this week… but I need to know words for presents.  Like chocolates.
YJ: Chocolates is 巧克力
Cam:  qiao3 ke1 li4.
YJ: it’s an example of similar pronunciation.
Cam: yes. Then some of the girls also like candies.
YJ: candy in Chinese is tang2 guo3,
Cam: tang2 guo3. Then of course Valentine’s card will not be excluded.
YJ: it’s qing2 ren2 ji2 ka3 pian4.
Cam: qing2 ren2 ji2 ka3 pian4.Valentine’s card.
YJ: we learned valentine in previous show.
Cam: Right.  It's qing2 ren2 jie2 .
YJ: And ka3 pian4 means card,
Cam:  ka3 pian4
YJ:qing2 ren2 ji2 ka3 pian4
Cam:qing2 ren2 ji2 ka3 pian4,Valentine’s card
YJ: and don’t forget to write on the cards all the sweet words we learned last time. 

Conversation1:

A:情人节应该送她什么礼物?
B: 当然是心型的巧克力了。
A: 还有呢?
B: 还有情人节卡片喽。

YJ:  Girls also love roses.
Cam:  Yes, they're sure do.
YJ: and roses in Chinese is mei2 gui1 hua1.
Cam:  mei2 gui1 hua1
YJ: mei2 gui1 means rose,
Cam:.mei2 gui1
YJ: hua1 means flower,
Cam: hua1. since mei2 gui1 means rose, can I just say it without hua1,
YJ: sure. mei2 gui1, roses.
Cam: mei2 gui1. I know perfume would be another fantastic gift.
YJ: That’s a brilliant idea. it’s xiang1 shui3.
Cam: xiang1 shui3.
YJ:xiang1 means fragrant,
Cam: xiang1
YJ:shui3 means liquid,
Cam: shui3,
YJ:xiang1 shui3
Cam: xiang1 shui3 , perfume.

Conversation2:

A:我不想每年情人节都送她玫瑰花。
B:那你可以送她一瓶香水阿。

Cam:  Girls also like to be taken out for dinner.
YJ:   especially it’s quite romantic to have a candlelight dinner.
Cam:  then how do I say “I am taking you out for a candlelight dinner” ?
YJ:  in Chinese you can say 我请你吃烛光晚餐。
Cam: wo3 qing3 ni3 chi1 zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1.
YJ: wo3 means I,
Cam: wo3,
YJ: qing3 means to invite,
Cam: qing3,
YJ: ni3 means you,
Cam: ni3.
YJ: chi1, to have, or to eat,
Cam: chi1,
YJ: zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1, candlelight dinner,
Cam: zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1
YJ: zhu2 means candle,
Cam: zhu2
YJ: guang1 means light,
Cam: guang1,
YJ: wan3 can1, dinner,
Cam: wan3 can1
YJ: zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1, candlelight dinner,
Cam: zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1,
YJ: wo3 qing3 ni3 chi1 zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1.
Cam: wo3 qing3 ni3 chi1 zhu2 guang1 wan3 can1. I am taking you out for a candlelight dinner

Conversation3:
A:我请你吃烛光晚餐,好吗?
B:好啊。

Key words reminder

Chocolate. 巧克力  roses. 玫瑰花  perfume, 香水. perfume, 香水  candlelight dinner 烛光晚餐.

Cam:  We’ve run out of time already… time for our question of the day.
YJ:  We'd like to know if you remember how to say "candlelight dinner” in Chinese? 
Cam: If you remember, send your answer to Chinese@crifm.com.  you could win a prize from us.  See you tomorrow.

 

Editor:Shi Taoyang |Source: CRI

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